I am so sorry that I ran late today. I am not used to keeping a toddler! (Whew, am I tired). Naomi called the meeting to order. A special welcome to Sue Seymer, a previous charter member! I had the pleasure of meeting her at the June Gathering and was delighted to know we had some connections.
The minutes were approved as posted to the blog. The treasurer's report was read and approved.
Naomi briefly explained about our goals list. (I have got my room ready!!!!!). We had no new participants to join.
This weeks lunch was sandwiches, with lunch meats provided by the guild. Thanks to Wantana, Pat, Carla, Judy and Kim for volunteering to bring the extras. It was all delicious and enjoyed by all. Next months menu consists of Taco Salad as the main course. Michelle will provided the hamburger meat, Sue S. - corn chips, Julia - cheese, Ina - tomatoes, shredded lettuce and onions, and Michelle - salsa and sour cream. Make sure you stay and eat with us, this is a great time to fellowship and let us get to know you. The cost is only $3.00. This pays for our main course.
The Fat Quarter swap colors for June were black and white. For the month of July, I bet you can guess, Patriotic, red, white and blue..........
There were no challenge quilt blocks available for purchase today. Hopefully, next month there will be some more for you to purchase.
Terri presented the slate of officers for next year, they are: Karen C. for treasurer, Kim C. for secretary, Terri will serve as vice-president and Barb will serve as President. Thanks to the nominating committee for working on this. It's very hard to get people to volunteer for these positions but in order to keep our guild strong, we need you! Please consider becoming an officer at some point.
Karen took our charity quilts to the hospital. She had a total of 36 caps, 20 memory blankets, 4 self-binding quilts and 1 pieced blanket. The nurses were very proud to get these blankets for their precious babies. Thanks to you all! If you would like to help deliver, I'm sure you can check with Karen and she will be happy for you to go with her.
Clara Whitley came in and brought a huge bag of quilting material to donate to the guild. Many thanks to her.
Julia asked about a charity quilt donation for a family from West Point that had lost their home in a fire. The motion was made and approved, so we will be donating a quilt to that family.
It was also mentioned that the housing authority had a fire and many elderly residents lost their possessions. We will work on a quilt for that at a later date.
Here is the link for the Magic 8 blocks we are doing:
We were invited to participate in the Mountain Quiltfest Guild Challenge. You must have a minimum of five entries. You must pick a holiday (we chose Christmas), and everyone that wishes may contribute a quilt. Here are some guidelines to remember when working on your quilt, no larger perimeter that 160 inches, that is a 40 X 40 maximum. There is no minimum size. It must have a four inch sleeve. You must fill out a quilt entry form and the quilts must be delivered by a certain date. Judy S. has all the information about that if you missed the meeting today. If we win, the guild will receive a prize of $100.00. And our guild's name will be put on a plaque.
A thank you note will be sent to Bostick Construction for hanging our Barn Quilt. And we will send a thank you note to Clara for donating the bag of fabric.
The Bicentennial Quilt was displayed and looks wonderful!
Wantana did a demo on One Seam Blocks. See the pictures below for her demo.